QPR v Brentford player ratings

Jake Bidwell played against his former club. [Picture: John Walton/PA Wire]

QPR came from behind to beat Brentford 3-2 at Loftus Road courtesy of three goals in the space of 10 second-half minutes. Here’s how we rated each player in the west London derby. 


Joe Lumley: 6

The Rangers goalkeeper should have done better with Said Benrahma’s shot that led to Brentford’s opening goal, but he also produced important saves to foil Sergi Canos either side of half-time.

Angel Rangel: 6

Rangel looked unusually out of sorts, being caught out of position in the build-up to the opener and he struggled to cope with the tricky Benrahma, who nutmegged him early in the second half. But he also came up with some important interventions as Rangers defended well when under pressure.

Toni Leistner: 8

The skipper put in several solid challenges and came to his team-mates’ rescue on more than one occasion – as well as assisting the second goal by getting his head on the end of Luke Freeman’s free-kick.

Joel Lynch: 6

Although he scored – having been denied another by Romaine Sawyers’ goal-line clearance – Lynch was turned all too easily by opponents and Henrik Dalsgaard bamboozled him to make it 3-2.

Jake Bidwell: 7

As is often the case, Bidwell did his best work going forward. But he also contributed a well-timed sliding challenge to take the ball off Dalsgaard as Brentford pushed for a late equaliser.

Pawel Wszolek: 7

The winger looked lively throughout, picking out Nakhi Wells for Rangers’ third goal with a low cross and chasing balls in the closing stages as the home side clung onto their advantage.

Geoff Cameron: 7

Always seeking the defence-splitting pass, Cameron was unable to conjure one up on this occasion, but his calm head and experience were crucial in ensuring that Rangers dug in to see out the game.

Massimo Luongo: 6

Ineffective in the first half and often starved of options, Luongo looked a lot sharper after the break and launched Rangers’ fightback by sticking away the equaliser when the ball sat up for him at close range.

Luke Freeman: 6

Freeman certainly got stuck in, but his decision-making was often poor and he wasted openings – although the midfielder did supply a good free-kick that led to Lynch putting the home side in front.

Ebere Eze: 6

Continually seeking to make things happen, Eze’s energy and quick thinking created an early opportunity for Wells but he frequently found himself heading up a blind alley as the game wore on.

Nahki Wells: 7

Wells looks more eager to shoot than when he first arrived at Loftus Road and he took his goal well, beating Ezri Konsa and firing emphatically into the net to complete a dramatic 10-minute turnaround.


Daniel Bentley: 5

Poor clearance from a back-pass gifted QPR a chance. Caught in no man’s land when QPR scored their second from a free-kick.

Henrik Dalsgaard: 6

Gave the ball away in possession a few times. Did well to pick his spot and fire home with his left foot for Brentford’s second goal.

Chris Mepham: 6

A great run out of defence when carrying the ball, but part of a defence which was badly exposed for Rangers’ second and third goals.

Ezri Konsa: 6

Typically calm during the first half, but crucial mistake for QPR’s third, allowing the ball through to Wells.

Moses Odubajo: 5

Heavily involved at both ends of the pitch. Exposed at times at the back and conceded possession in build-up to QPR’s third goal.

Said Benrahma: 7

His dipping shot could only be parried by Joe Lumley before Neal Maupay headed home Brentford’s first. Had a determined run to the by-line before his shot was blocked at near post and was never afraid to try his luck from outside the box.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank: “In the second half we had a blackout more or less for 10 minutes, where we defended way too soft for all three goals. We need to do that better in general.”

Nico Yennaris: 6

Tried hard and was involved in the build-up to Brentford’s goal. Also guilty of wasting possession on occasions.

Josh McEachran: 6

Sat in front of the back four and looked to build from there, but was largely ineffective.

Romaine Sawyers: 6

Goal-line clearance just before half-time to keep his side ahead. Drifted through the game and was quiet by his normal high standards.

Sergi Canos: 7

Busy during the first half and had a good chance in the opening minutes with a shot tipped wide. Also displayed great skill to skip away from defender on touchline. Faded during the second half.

Neal Maupay: 6

Glancing header wide from 15 yards from an early Sawyers cross. Lethal with his header for the opening goal but stretchered off just before half-time with concussion.

Alan Judge: 6

On just before the break for Maupay. Had a couple of half chances during the second half, but not as involved as he would have liked to have been.